Walking Hiking

Donegal – Walking Short Break

Walking Short Break – Donegal

Donegal, Dún na nGall, Gaelic for the fort of the foreigners, most likely got its name from the invasion of the Danes in the 850s.
The county is one of the largest counties in Ireland to have retained its native Irish language, with over 30,000 still speaking Gaelic in their everyday lives.  The countryside is moulded for the walking enthusiast and the pace of life is somewhat slower than you will find anywhere else in the country.

Almost anywhere in Donegal, you will still find small traditional family-run pubs where the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and where traditional music is in abundance, all to be enjoyed over a pint of your favourite tipple.


Tour Pricing & Dates

4 Day Short Break €240 per person sharing
Single Supplement +€112
Tour Dates 2020 June 2nd-4th 
Tour Grade Easy to Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse




Day 1 / Dublin to Donegal Town

Our guided group leaves the east coast at 12.00 noon for Donegal. We will stop many times on route to explore some of the towns that we pass through. Driving time from Dublin to Donegal Town is approximately 3 hours and 45 min, depending on traffic and road conditions. After arriving at our accommodation and booking into our rooms we will go for a short guided walk to explore the town.

Day 2 / The Wild Wilderness of Slieve League

Our guided walk today takes us on a drive further west to the spectacular sea cliffs of Slieve League, the highest and one of the finest marine sea cliffs in Europe.

The name Slieve League is derived from the Gaelic Sliabh Liag, which literally means Stone Mountain. Despite its name, the mountain is covered in a blanket of peat and heather. Our walk takes us North West along the eastern side of the mountain offering views to our right of a wonderful wilderness over a picturesque landscape made up of rolling mountains, a patchwork of green fields, gentle streams and rivers. To our left, we will have impressive views across the sea cliffs onto the wild Atlantic Ocean.

Distance: 14 km/8.75 miles, Ascent: 425 m/1275 ft

Day 3 / Depart

After a hearty breakfast, we will depart for Dublin, leaving Donegal Town at 10 am.


  • 2 nights bed and breakfast in Donegal Town
  • All transport to include: Pickup and return from Dublin Airport or elsewhere
  • All transport to and from walks

Not Included

  • Packed lunches
  • Evening meals


  • Thank you both Teresa & Christopher for a fun, adventurous, spectacular week,
    You have a fantastic business, long may it last and I am already looking forward to our next adventure
    Anne D x

    Western Way Connemara
  • Christopher and Teresa…Thank you soooo much for a superb week and your hospitality.
    Jyoti Thapa

    Western Way Connemara
  • Hi Christopher,

    On behalf of Mary & Myself, I want to thank you for our wonderful trip. We loved every minute of it, even the wet bits.

    The B&B’s that you work with are second to none and in every place we stayed we were made to feel welcome and at home at all times. In each place, they even refrigerated our wine and provided us with wine glasses in order to enjoy our pre-dinner drinks. I would like to give a particular shout out to Donnach in The Castle B&B in Ballintoy. He told us that we were his first “Footfall” visitors so our feedback on his B&B is that it is excellent.

    Your notes and attention to detail on your trail instructions are excellent but just to note for yourself, the red trail down the side of the cliffs to the Giants Causeway is locked and not currently in use. Not sure whether the explanation is Covid related or a safety issue.

    Many thanks


    Antrim Causeway Coastal & Rathlin Island Route – 6 Day – Self-Guided Walking Tour
  • Hi Christopher,

    Thank you again for a wonderful day yesterday.  We thoroughly enjoyed it and very much appreciated the lovely relaxed pace and all the stories and information and the fun. Thanks to Teresa also for taking us to Avondale and to the grandchildren for their patience. Truly a memorable experience.
    Terence and Eleanor
    A Day Walk on Trooperstown & the Vale of Clara
  • Dear Christopher,
    And thank YOU, our fearless leader!   You did a great job tending your flock!
    I had a most wonderful time, albeit a little more challenging than I had expected.
    But, I am grateful that the wind only knocked me down on some Valencia heather and not over a cliff! ;
    The scenery was stunning and the lodgings (particularly Casey’s and The Grand) and meals were superb!!
    And the icing on the cake was the pleasure of your company and great sense of humor!
    A perfect package all together!!
    I have more compliments to pay, but I will save them for the next time we connect.  Perhaps you, Teresa and I can
    chat via Facetime after the New Year.  I’d also like to talk a little bit more about the Wicklow Mountains Tour.
    Hope you have a wonderful and well earned holiday in New Zealand!!
    Take care and all the best,
    Wild Atlantic Way South West

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